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Drag message from Outlook to VB6 control

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This has surfaced a few times, but none of the posts seem to get me any closer.

I have a VB6 app connected to MS SQL. I need to be able to drag an email message from Outlook or Outlook Express onto a control on a form. This email message is then to be stored in the database (I don't care about attachments).

I do not wish to use the Outlook object model as some users are on Express.

OLEDragDrop to a rich text box produces text. This is messy if the message is in HTML format. It also fails to produce the body when dragging from Outlook 2000.

If I drag the message from Outlook to Windows Explorer, it creates a file. I can then drag this into a rich text box as a file. However, this 2-step process will not be acceptable to end users. I need the dragdrop straight from Outlook/Express to my app.

Somebody please tell me if this isn't possible as it's been driving me nuts all afternoon.
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thanks. This works well for attachments and has saved much frustration from trying the VB-only route. However, I need to be able to drag .eml or .msg files (not worried about attachments) from Outlook or Express. I would imagine that the C++ code needs modifying, which I'm not up to. Any pointers?
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